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Aid to the Church in Need helps restore Christian presence in Iraq

Christians in Iraq, who numbered 1.5 million before 2003, have declined by 90 per cent within a generation.

2019.11.06.

Parish priest challenges those behind abduction of Kevin Lunney

Fr Oliver O’Reilly of Ballyconnell warned that, “There is an obvious cancer of evil in our midst that needs to be exorcised before someone is murdered.”

2019.09.29.

Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram

The Nigerian government announced the release of the young women who were among 300 abducted from the high school in Chibok in April 2014. Ever since then a high profile campaign has been under way under the title ‘Bring Back Our Girls’.

2017.05.11.

Athlone chaplain feeding the 500

“We knew there were a lot of students in dire straits,” Fr Shay Casey told Catholicireland.net. Those who receive the food have been identified as being “on the margins”.

2017.04.27.

“We pray for Christians in Egypt who show such courage and resilience”

Church of Ireland’s Archbishop Michael Jackson and Pope Francis express solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians after Sunday’s deadly terror attacks.

2017.04.11.

Jewish and Muslim leaders defend Christianity in Middle East

To end hatred, self-destruction and fratricidal conflict is the main challenge for all involved in interfaith dialogue.

2016.08.25.

Pope brings 12 Syrian refugees with him to Rome

The Vatican will take care of the costs involved in housing and looking after these Muslim refugees.

2016.04.17.

Pope laments “blind & brutal” violence of terrorism

The Easter message speaks especially to those seeking to escape from persecution and poverty.

2016.03.28.

‘Using God’s name to justify violence is blasphemy’

Pope Francis and Bishop of Elphin address the legacy of Paris terror attacks stressing the way of violence & hatred doesn't resolve the problems of humanity.

2015.11.16.

Kidnapped Syrian Catholic priest is freed

Fr Jacques Mourad released after five months as Pope says he is following with great concern what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem and West Bank.

2015.10.12.

Pope Francis decries persecution of Christians

“I renew the hope that the international community not remain silent and inert in front of these intolerable crimes."

2015.08.08.

Four children killed as ISIS destroys Iraqi church

Militants blow up ancient Chaldean Catholic Church known as the Mother of Aid in Mosul.

2015.07.12.

ACN gave €100m in aid to persecuted Christians

Charity provided eight schools in Dohuk and Erbil in Kurdish northern Iraq to where 120,000 Christians fled last summer after attacks by so-called Islamic State.

2015.06.10.

Women and girls rescued from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has found graves containing hundreds of decomposing bodies including those of women and children in Damasak, Borno State.

2015.05.04.

232 Christians held hostage by ISIS jihadis

"We are cut off, like an island, surrounded by jihadists from all sides", Syrian Catholic Archbishop relates, as ISIS lays siege to town.

2015.05.02.

Call for diplomatic efforts on Syria to be redoubled

Some 11.4 million people forced from their homes by the conflict which has resulted in more than 220,000 deaths.

2015.03.23.

Christians in Syria feel abandoned by world

ISIS has begun killing some of the 150 Christians taken hostage from villages in northeast Syria.

2015.02.27.

Egyptian martyrs strengthen Mid East Christians

The resolve of Christians in Egypt has been strengthened by ISIS' murder of 21 Christians in Libya according to Coptic Catholic Bishop Youssef Aboul-Kheir of Sohag.

2015.02.23.

“We will conquer Rome by Allah’s permission”

ISIS-linked militants post video of mass beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya.

2015.02.16.

Drastic action needed on Boko Haram: Bishop

Western military intervention is the only viable option in the fight against Nigerian militants, who are now allied to Islamic State.

2015.01.21.

Pope expresses his esteem for Mid East Christians

The Pope says he follows daily reports of the “enormous suffering endured by many people in the Middle East.”

2014.12.24.

Pope decries indifference to Mid East Christians

Pontiff and Vatican Secretary of State call for an adequate response to Christians' suffering by the international community to prevent new genocides.

2014.10.21.

Cardinal Dolan of NY leads Mullingar celebration

Cathedral of Christ the King marks 75th anniversary with day of jubilations.

2014.09.07.

Irish nun who removed IS flag in social cohesion call

77-year-old Sr Christine Frost warns social deprivation and sense of grievance pushing Muslim youth into arms of extremists.

2014.09.07.

Bishop Doran appeals for prayers for Iraq

Britain’s Prince Charles tells Chaldean Patriarch he is “heartbroken” by the situation in Iraq.

2014.09.07.

Archbishop Welby condemns IS militants’ brutality

"We are seeing an extreme religious ideology that knows no limits in its persecution of those who are culturally or religiously different."

2014.09.04.

Vatican urges UN to act on Iraqi persecution

Chaldean Catholic bishop calls for establishment of an international force to combat advance of Islamic State.

2014.08.27.

Priest comforts slain journalist’s family

Islamic State posts video apparently showing beheading of James Foley.

2014.08.21.
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